Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Sheriff’s deputy K-9 passes away

Sgt. J Cummings and Flash. (Courtesy NHCSO)

NEW HANOVER COUNTY — After 13 years of service, a deputy K-9 has passed away from the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office.

Flash began his service to law enforcement in 2009. First he worked for the Kure Beach Police Department before moving onto NHCSO in 2013. Flash worked with handler and trainer Sgt. J Cummings until the dog was retired in 2018.

“Flash was responsible for the apprehension of numerous criminals and the recovery of numerous items of evidence,” according to a release from the sheriff’s office.

NHCSO expressed gratitude to Cummings for his devotion to guiding the canine: “Thank you for giving him a great life! RIP K-9 Flash. He will be deeply missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him.”

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Shea Carver
Shea Carver
Shea Carver is the editor in chief at Port City Daily. A UNCW alumna, Shea worked in the print media business in Wilmington for 22 years before joining the PCD team in October 2020. She specializes in arts coverage — music, film, literature, theatre — the dining scene, and can often be tapped on where to go, what to do and who to see in Wilmington. When she isn’t hanging with her pup, Shadow Wolf, tending the garden or spinning vinyl, she’s attending concerts and live theater.

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